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Period photographs of the GAZ 69 as used by the military, police and other services.

Photograph from the magazine 'Żołnierz Polski' (Polish Soldier) July 1956.

Russian Air Force Tattoo.

Photograph from Polish magazine “Motor” 1960.

“Overcoming water obstacle is a great subject for the photographer, but for the army-driver it is a difficult test of his off-road driving skills.”

Polish “Motor” magazine 1962

A competition rally for police and army forces organised by Polish Home Office.

Polish “Motor” magazine 1963.

“Military Police vehicles inspection.”

1967.

A picture from Polish website “
Koledzy z wojska.

GAZ 69s taking part of 22nd July 1966 parade.
Annual celebration of the beginning of the new, reborn, socialist Poland.

22nd July 1966 parade.
Annual celebration of the beginning of the new, reborn, socialist Poland.

Motor” magazine 1967.

“They meet on the road. Military Police patrol and Road Police officer. Now they will do their duties together.” (direct translation)

Motor” magazine 1967.

“Using radio-telephone is improving the efficiency of Military Police patrols.” (direct translation)

Motor” magazine 1967.

“Everyone commend communication. Thanks to the help from the military everything works perfectly. We had the opportunity to see it many times.” (report from army manoeuvres)

1967.

A picture from Polish website “
Koledzy z wojska“.

This soldier is servicing a GAZ 69E with shielded ignition system. Exactly the same as mine!

Motor” magazine 1968. A report of Warsaw Pact invasion of Czechoslovakia, August – October 1968.

“Soldiers are waiting for the daily newspaper delivery. Thanks to the use of off-road vehicles distribution works quickly and smoothly.”

Motor” magazine 1968. A report of Warsaw Pact invasion of Czechoslovakia, August – October 1968.

Field post office. Although military catering is sufficient and tasty, our soldiers still receive plenty of parcels from home.

Motor” magazine 1968. A report of Warsaw Pact invasion of Czechoslovakia, August – October 1968.

“Here is a field service station. Efficiency of these tent workshops is a very important factor. The life of the troops depends on transport. Everybody praises our army mechanics.”

Motor” magazine 1968. A report of Warsaw Pact invasion of Czechoslovakia, August – October 1968.

Warsaw Pact invasion of Czechoslovakia, August – October 1968. Polish paratroopers parade.

GAZ 69 ready to fly.

1971.

A picture from Polish website “
Koledzy z wojska.

Motor” magazine 1972.

Vehicle parade of the Polish police force.

Field exercise. 1973.

1973. Polish paratroopers exercise.

1975.

A picture from Polish website “
Koledzy z wojska”.

1973-74
Polish paratroopers GAZ 69 on the road from Cairo to Suez in Egypt during ONZ mission.

1975.
A white painted GAZ 69 ready to be send to the United Nations mission.

Judging by the number plate – late 1970's or early 1980's. The GAZ 69 on this photograph is probably the Orel-1 version.

A picture from Polish website “
Koledzy z wojska”.

 

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